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Surucua Trogon Trogon surrucura

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The Surucua Trogon is a resident of tropical evergreen forest of southeastern Brazil and northeastern Argentina.  The male Surucua Trogon is beautifully colored bird with a royal blue crown, neck and breast; black cheeks and throat; a coppery green back shading to turquoise green on the tail; and a pinkish red belly.  Females are dull gray above with distinct narrow white bars on the wing panels and black undertail coverts.  The diet of the Surucua Trogon consists mainly of insects including caterpillars, grasshoppers, spiders, cicadas and flying termites.  Surucua Trogons plucking insects from branches in flight as well as by sallying to catch flying insects in mid-air.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Surucua Trogon (Trogon surrucura), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/surtro1